The Dynamics of Impersonal Trust and Distrust in Surveillance Systems

@article{Ellis2013TheDO,
  title={The Dynamics of Impersonal Trust and Distrust in Surveillance Systems},
  author={Darren John Ellis and David J. Harper and Ian M. Tucker},
  journal={Sociological Research Online},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={85 - 96}
}
Empirical research concerned with the trust that individuals may or may not have in surveillance systems has largely been gauged through opinion poll and survey type research. Although these may be useful in augmenting broad patterns of trust based attitudes, this article argues that they tend to harbour theoretically weak conceptualisations of trust which may produce misleading results. We draw on relevant concepts related to notions of ‘impersonal trust’ (for example, ‘access points… 

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